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Hawaii Police Union Wants Officer Misconduct Records Kept Confidential

Hawaii Police Union Wants Officer Misconduct Records Kept Confidential

Union attorneys argue to protect the privacy interests of police officers who have been suspended for misconduct.
It’s Your Money: Man Shot By Honolulu Police Gets $150K

It’s Your Money: Man Shot By Honolulu Police Gets $150K

The settlement is one of 11 approved by the Honolulu City Council in 2013 for a total of more than $5 million.
How Will Hawaii Police Its Police? Lawmakers and Lawsuit Shape the Future

How Will Hawaii Police Its Police? Lawmakers and Lawsuit Shape the Future

Police misconduct in Hawaii is shaping up as a major topic in the coming year, both in the Legislature and the courts.
Civil Beat Files Lawsuit In Effort to Free Up Police Misconduct Records Civil Beat/Nick Grube

Civil Beat Files Lawsuit In Effort to Free Up Police Misconduct Records

Police won't release details about suspended officers despite an opinion by state public records agency.
Gay Cop: HPD Should Disavow Hawaii Police Union Official’s Testimony

Gay Cop: HPD Should Disavow Hawaii Police Union Official’s Testimony

UPDATED Longtime police officer caused an uproar Monday when he told lawmakers he would never enforce gay marriage law.
A Tale of Two Cops: One HPD Officer Fired, Another Keeps His Badge PF Bentley/Civil Beat

A Tale of Two Cops: One HPD Officer Fired, Another Keeps His Badge

Honolulu police chief fires a cop convicted of a drug-related offense but the union gets him his job back.
In The Case Of This Fired Honolulu Cop, The Public Is Still In The Dark

In The Case Of This Fired Honolulu Cop, The Public Is Still In The Dark

The law requires information to be made public once an officer is discharged but this case remains shrouded in secrecy.
Should Suspended Cops Be Identified? Hawaii Records Office Says Yes Civil Beat

Should Suspended Cops Be Identified? Hawaii Records Office Says Yes

But for more than a decade police officials have largely kept the information secret.
At HPD, Domestic Violence Is Not Uncommon But It’s Hard To Track

At HPD, Domestic Violence Is Not Uncommon But It’s Hard To Track

Three officers who were discharged won their jobs back on appeal.
Show Us The Money: HPD Wants $2K For Three Files

Show Us The Money: HPD Wants $2K For Three Files

The Honolulu Police Department is charging us more than $2,000 for the disciplinary records of three officers.
Only A Few Honolulu Cops Have Lost Their Jobs

Only A Few Honolulu Cops Have Lost Their Jobs

Officials have tried to fire about two dozen officers but only 12 have actually been kicked off.